Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2016

Abererch Youngsters Help In Clean-Up /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

Residents at the Ger y Bont estate in Abererch, near Pwllheli, recently got together with Cartrefi Cymunedol, Keep Wales Tidy and Gwynedd Council in a clean-up day on the estate. The initiative targeted unwanted items from gardens and sheds, together with a litter-pick of the estate. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A total of two skips and four vehicle pick-ups full of rubbish were collected during the morning’s work. The recyclable rubbish was then taken to Gwynedd Council’s Glan y Don Recycling Centre in Pwllheli where it was sorted and recycled. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jonathan Gwyn Neale, Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer, said: “It was great to see so many children helping out. Not only were they dragging large items from the houses to the skips but they also undertook a litter-pick at the end of the day to clean the estate up. It’s great to see young people taking such pride in their local environment.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The day was organised by John Glyn Jones, Community Warden with Cartrefi Cymunedol in Pwllheli, who said: “It was great to work together with our partners to help keep the Ger y Bont estate in Abererch clean and tidy. Occasional clean-up days are an important tool in our larger estates in preventing problems from developing further on down the line.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gwynedd’s Tidy Towns scheme is funded by a Welsh Government grant which aims to improve the local environment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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